Philippines, Turkey explore naval opportunities

by Jon Grevatt

The Philippines is considering co-operation with Turkey, with a view to potential procurements of naval vessels and associated equipment.

Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, the chief of the Philippine Navy (PN), told the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) that a PN delegation has recently visited Turkey to “explore methods of collaboration” with the Turkish government.

He said in the PNA report dated 21 April that collaboration is aimed at “pursuing current and future modernisation efforts”. He said the PN is engaged in such discussions with military facility management firm ASFAT (Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme).

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